Monday, February 18, 2008

DVD Collection Part 9

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Rating: 88

Plot summary: A boozing, aloof, and egotistical San Diego newsanchor and his action news team are thrown of out complacency when an ambitious blonde female reporter joins their station. What follows doesn't always make sense, is often uncomfortable, and always hilarious. In the end, Ron Burgundy finds love, redemption, and wins the day. What can you say about that?

Favorite Quote 1: "Great Odin's Raven!"
Favorite Quote 2: "I'm Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and rarely late."
Favorite Quote 3: "60% of the time, it works every time."
Favorite Quote 4: "It's made with real bits of panther, so you know it's good."
Favorite Quote 5: "I immediately regret this decision."
Favorite Quote 6: "I don't know what we're yelling about!"
Favorite Quote 7: "Loud noises!"

Odd acquisition story: This one was a Christmas gift from my wife (she was my girlfriend at the time of gifting). This was surprising because she hated this movie with a passion. In fact, she still won't watch it with me. I guess she didn't like it when we saw it at the theater. Weird thing is, she liked Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory just fine. I guess I won't recount the crappy movies I've seen with her at the theater...

Lingering questions: If Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, Chazz Michael Michaels, and Jackie Moon (from the upcoming soon-to-be Will Farrell classic Semi-Pro) fought each other, who'd win? Is Steve Carrell perhaps the funniest person in this movie? I think he has a lot of the best lines. How cool must it be to be one of "the guys" in this comedy genre? If you were Ben Stiller, a Wilson brother, or Vince Vaughn, you could basically take a walk-on role in any of these dumb comedy movies and I'd never get tired of it.

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